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A comparative study of Melanesian hafted edge-tools and other percussive cutting implements

Crosby, Eleanor Beatrice Vane


This thesis is an attempt to examine the contributions which factors such as style, use, materials and manufacturing methods make to artefact variance. The study is set in an ethnographic frame where some of these factors may be controlled by circumstances of collection and other ethnographic testimony, and the data are examined comparatively in a Melanesia-wide frame. The material used is held in Australian, New Zealand and Papua New Guinean collections, or is reported in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1973
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d77863190bab


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